Jewels of July

I’m going to start giving recommendations on great finds every so often. So, here is one for July!

  • Double Wrap Long necklace in Seaport: This necklace is from a non-profit company in Dallas called The Akola Project. The company empowers women in Uganda by employing these women to create beads and jewelry at a rate 3 times above the poverty line. This necklace is part of the Color Collection, and it can take up to 10 minutes for each bead to be hand rolled by a Ugandan woman. Because of the wages earned from Akola, the women are able to support their dependents. Additionally, they are offered holistic programs with education over subjects such as wellness, shepherding finances, and ministry. I have been interning for Akola this summer and I love the mission and the message of this company, as well as the gorgeous jewelry! You can read more on the impact here, and shop the jewelry here.
  • Unreasonable Hope by Chad Veach: I’ve seen Chad Veach preach at camps and conferences over the past few years, and he is one of the most impactful pastors. His daughter Georgia was born with a condition called Lissencephaly, or “smooth brain”. Though the battle with this condition has not been even remotely easy for Chad and his wife, they continue to hope and trust in God no matter what happens. This book is so inspiring to me because it is about more than just hope; it is about hope in the most unreasonable circumstances. It’s an incredible read and Veach reminds us to trust God’s plans and to never lose hope.
  • Unicorn Balm from good4you Herbals: If you’ve read my blog before, you are probably aware that I love all-natural makeup. One of my favorite shops has come out with a limited edition lip balm with only 14 in the batch. This Unicorn Balm features coconut oil, lilac flowers, pink roses, and pure mica glitter for a little bit of shimmer. It’s super gorgeous, and of course it smells amazing too! (If you can’t find it on the Etsy link, check here).

I hope everyone is having a great summer and thank you for reading!



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